Sorry for the late blog, we have been enjoying our summer and just got home from vacation last night. I hope everyone is having a great summer! It's going by so fast. It's time to get the kids ready for school already. I cannot believe I'm going to have two in high school! The time really does fly! Sophia is going into fourth grade and just got her braces on. She is so excited and looks so cute with her pink and green smile. I am happy that it is the last pair of braces I have to pay for! Woot Woot! Sarah is now 12 weeks pregnant and things are suddenly very real. She has had a difficult pregnancy, with many trips to the hospital. Please keep her in your prayers. Ryan has also been struggling with his hemochromatosis, with twice a week doctor visits to have his blood drained. . .not so fun.
Welcome to Bali! Wow what a long travel day -- but we really can't complain since we were flying first class and I got to sit next to Heather. I love to fly. It is my time to just chill out.
The island of Bali, a third world country, has a unique culture of Hinduism. I was very excited to be in this very calm spirtual environment. I have to say I was a bit shocked when we drove through town. I think in my mind I was expecting something different. The families on the scooters were so crazy! The parents had on helmets, but the kids did not. If you could see how bad the traffic was and the way people were driving, you would understand why we were all freaking out.
The first night was relaxing and Vicki kept us very entertained as usual. But we were ALL very tired and went back to our room pretty early. The head pieces Heather had made for us were adorable -- and so Heather.
Dinner and drinks with the ladies took a turn for the worst when Danielle brought up "Dumb and Dumber" and here we go again talking about how NO ONE SHOWED UP TO LIZZIE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY. How any times do I have to say I am sorry I did not show up to her birthday? My daughter was sick and there was NO WAY I would leave her.
I am starting to see that Lizzie is very self-centered and if things don't go her way then she's out for blood. My God, she hears Vicki say "I don't believe I have to hang out with dumb and dumber" and she is OK with that, just as long as she showed up to celebrate her birthday? I on the other hand have a sick child and I am the devil for not showing up? Shannon called at the same time to tell her they would not make it, but that is OK? I am starting to think this girl just has it out for me. But after hearing her comments this season "that she didn't want to be a mom raising kids is suburbia" and that "If Christian didn't provide her with a better birthday party next year she was going to leave him," I am starting to think that family is not a high priority to her.